Forty Girl Guides and supporters, including State Commissioner Sarah Neill and State Commissioner Elect Emily Milton Smith, participated in the 2021 Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras, with the theme, “Rise Like A Girl”.
Girl Guides participation in this event sends a strong message to the community that Girl Guides is a safe place for girls to participate in developing skills in a supportive atmosphere.
The 2021 theme for Mardi Gras is "Rise," which State Commissioner Sarah Neill described as “a most appropriate theme for Girl Guides as we rise girls up to grow and become the women leaders of tomorrow. Very simply, it's what we do”.
Leading the organising committee for the Girl Guides’ participation in Mardi Gras was the organisation’s NSW, ACT & NT Inclusion Coordinator Tierney Marey.
“Leading Girl Guides NSW, ACT & NT in this year's Mardi Gras was a privilege. I couldn't have been prouder of our members as they truly embodied the spirit of "Rise Like a Girl". Being a part of such a vibrant, community-minded and historic event was both galvanizing and humbling for our organization” said Tierney.
“We are excited to continue to demonstrate our commitment to the LGBTQIA+ community through our tailored LGBTQIA+ training which will be rolled out across our three states over the coming months” continued Tierney.
Find out why Girl Guides is a place for every girl at aplacetogrow.org.au.
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Girl Guides NSW, ACT & NT is a proud recipient of a Mardi Gras Google Parade Grant.